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Why the British Museum is anything but British

Why the British Museum is anything but British

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Imagine someone walking into your house, studio or simply, your room. That someone believes it is okay to take some of your belongings and keep them around 5000 km away from you. Now let’s reflect. The British Museum claims to preserve a collection of around 8 million objects maintaining human history, culture and art ageing almost 2 million years. What they don’t claim is the right to treasure ownership. If it has not come to your attention yet, the museum stores world treasures previously taken under different circumstances from their rightful creators, owners and lands. The British Museum describes itself to be a “treasure trove” for objects that don’t even belong in Britain. Here is a quick tour on how the British Museum is anything but British:   Alongside all t
Is art tailored for Instagram?

Is art tailored for Instagram?

Arts, culture, Design, Entertainment, Exhibition
4.2 billion is the figure that represents how many times people press the button “like” on Instagram each day. The social media platform’s impact on every sphere of our society is huge and art is no exception.   Instagram is often seen as the prime social media for narcissism, but in art, researchers have demonstrated the numerous positive aspects of the site. The social network changes how we interact with art and even shapes our visits to museums, but it is not a bad thing. In fact, institutions are now promoting their exhibits on social media. And why not when this technology can reach a broader audience and can give everyone the possibility to access art easily? A study led by Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art showed that people shared posts where they were immersi
Art for the digital generation: a 360 VR experiment by Paul McCarthy

Art for the digital generation: a 360 VR experiment by Paul McCarthy

Arts, Entertainment, Exhibition
An American artist Paul McCarthy is presenting a new 360 virtual reality experiment called Mary and Eve at the Zabludowicz Collection. The LA based artist is well known for his artwork, ranging from sculptures, to multi-media installations, performances and films.  McCarty’s works are usually focused on provocative themes and subjects, such as sex toys or innocent American mythology characters performing in taboo acts. And even though his art might be shocking for some and breaking socially accepted norms for others, the overall experience depends on a personal view of the world. The installation is a part of Paul McCarthy’s ongoing series “Coach Stage Stage Coach”, which is a spin-off from John Ford’s Western film Stagecoach (1939). C.S.S.C. Coach Stage Stage Coach VR experimen
What’s left after you’re gone? Nothing much, states this Japanese photographer

What’s left after you’re gone? Nothing much, states this Japanese photographer

Entertainment, Exhibition, photography
Words and pictures: Marija Tomsone | Subbing: Isabella Dawe As Serbian poet and philosopher Dejan Stojanovic once said: “Absolute equals nothingness”. We are not sure this quote was the source for inspiration behind this particular exhibition, but it definitely made us think of it. The Voice of London Entertainment presents: Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Theatre Series within his collection of photographic works named Snow White. Hiroshi Sugimoto is an award-winning Japanese photographer, who has his own recognizable style. He is the creator of the catalogue made of a number of photographic series, every one of which has similar themes and features. This year Sugimoto brought his Theatre Series - a collection where he captures drive-in, abandoned and Italian opera theatres. “What’s so special abou
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